Lord Young: My masterplan

July 25th, 2012 → 10:19 am @

Recession is holding the nation in its grip. The UK is importing more goods than it exports for the first time ever, and unemployment tops three million. The year is 1982, and things are looking bleak for Britain.


Co-ops unite across the US to 'Fix the Future'

July 18th, 2012 → 8:09 am @

Over sixty communities across the U.S. will come together today and tomorrow to address pressing local economic issues, such as unemployment and the state of local business. In each location, discussion and action will kick off with a screening of the …


In today's job market, self-employment might be your best bet

June 2nd, 2012 → 6:40 am @

In today's job market, traditional full-time employment may not be an option. Statistics say 3 in 10 small businesses fail within two years. But with an economy that's painfully slow to recover, that might be better than unemployment. "If …


Slate: When no one will hire you, start a business

May 30th, 2012 → 2:42 pm @

With unemployment at 8.1 percent, and nearly half that number jobless for more than six months, the temptation to hire yourself when no one will hire you has rarely been stronger.


The Self-employed Revolution

March 26th, 2012 → 11:38 am @

What do you do if you have been out of work for 99 weeks, your unemployment is running out and you have no prospects? What do you do if you are a 30-something, have two kids at home and the thought of not having a flexible schedule bums you out?


Musto welcomes good? jobs report for Connecticut

March 20th, 2012 → 11:25 pm @

State Sen. Anthony Musto welcomed a new report from the state Department of Labor that shows unemployment in Connecticut has dropped to a three-year low of 8%, and that 7,100 new jobs were added in January alone.


Opening the door to the world of work

January 10th, 2012 → 6:51 am @

A NEW university project is helping graduates buck the unemployment trend.


Five Reasons To Be Upbeat About 2012

December 31st, 2011 → 11:20 am @

It is generally acknowledged that 2011 was pretty mixed as years go. The recession dragged on in the US, while Europe flopped and floundered making vague attempts at dealing with its own crisis. The stock market jiggered in a way that would make anyone…